Wednesday, August 29, 2012


In 2000, the scientific community which keeps track of the worlds water supplies began predicting that one out of three people in the world would have to factor water shortages into their lives by the year 2025. However, it happened several years earlier, according to a report presented in Stockholm during World Water Week in August 2008; the result of work compiled by 700 scientists from the International Water Management Institute.

Because of inadequate water supplies, and the limited infrastructure to deliver what is available, half the people in the world today lack the basic sanitation level.

Half the hospital beds on earth are occupied by people with easily preventable diseases caused by impure water. In the past decade more children have died from water related diseases than all the people killed in all the armed conflicts since World War II. Access to clean water could save two million lives a year.